Friday, December 9, 2011

The colors of the season

Welcome to the The Blog Hop Party with Give Aways.  I think this is such a fun time of year to have a blog hop with great things to win.  I love Christmas.  I wait all year long for it.  I start listening to Christmas music the end of October (really September, but some of you might think that is odd).  So, my question to you is, how does color influence you during this season?


Do you prefer trees with all white lights (or a single color like red, blue, or green) or trees with multicolored lights?


When you start thinking about a seasonal quilt do you choose brighter fabrics...


Or more traditional.


I love both, I decorate two trees and pretty much everything in between...






For my give away I have two Connecting Threads Essential Thread kits to give away.


One is a neutral kit, the other is a vintage kit.  I think it is always so nice to be able to just sit down and start sewing rather than having to run to purchase thread.  I will ship internationally so don't let that stop you from commenting.  There are two ways to enter...

1.  Leave a comment telling me whether you prefer traditional or brights and which thread kit you would like, neutral or vintage.
2.  Become a follower of my blog and leave another comment.  (If you are already a follower just leave an additional comment stating that).

Please make sure I am able to contact you via email if you are the winner.  Remember, the blog hop is open  from midnight tonight until December 17, but you can start commenting here now.  Make sure you go here to see what other fun things there are to win!  Happy Stitching!!  --Kristen

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Anonymous said...

I am a follower. eblogger won't recognise my id so..... heartsease54 cnd2821@blackfoot.net

Anonymous said...

I prefer a tree with multicolored lights, and use ones that have the multi-display options-usually set to slow-fade of individual colors. Anal? you bet. I would have to go with the neutral threads :) heartsease54 cnd2821@blackfoot.net

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

We have one tree with clear globes and decorated traditional and the other has colored lights and decorated gold and purple! total contrast. Either thread kit would get used here :o) Thank you for the chance.

Charlie and Wendy said...

I am more traditional in my decorating, not as much into the snow themed Christmas things as we are in the middle of summer! I would love a chance to win the vintage threads. Wendy xx

Charlie and Wendy said...

I am definitely a follower!

Mishka said...

I like all styles of Christmas decorating, but if I had to pick just one, it would be traditional, with home made ornaments. I like the vintage threads.

Marilyn said...

Love the look of the vintage threads. I like to go with a modern theme, with pinks, purples, blues,lighter greens and silver rather than the heavier looking reds, greens, and golds.

Fran said...

I'm a traditional as far as Christmas decorating goes, & particulary treasure the homeamde ornaments my daughter made when she was much younger. With the threads, I'm more of a neutral fan. Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Fran said...

I'm a new follower, thanks again.

Ana e os Viraventos said...

I am more of a bright colors girl. As for the threads I prefer the vintage collection!

Michell said...

I like traditional and would like the neutral pack of threads

Michell said...

Follow your blog

gill said...

I like traditional! I love red and green!
I would be happy with either set of threads!
Thanks!

gill said...

I'm a new follower!

Maria Wallin said...

Definitely a modern, brighter fabrics gal and I'd love the neural threads, such a useful pack! Thanks a lot for the chance to win these amazing gifts!

iluvmybugs said...

Love multi-color lights; both bright and traditional colors for Christmas fabrics and would be happy with either thread set. Thanks for the chance to win!
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Melinda said...

White lights, bright colors and neutral thread! Thanks for the giveaway!

Melinda said...

new follower!

marogez said...

I am a follower

marogez said...

I love the vintage threads. I have a couple of quilts that are in the vintage colors. thanks for the chance.

Laurie said...

I would have to say bright fabrics and the vintage threads (since I don't seem to have many of those in my collection).

Laurie said...

... and I'm now a follower. Thank you for joining the blog hop!

Marjorie said...

Brights!!! For the past several years my holiday decorations have been lime green & fuchsia.

JoyceLM said...

I like both traditional and bright Christmas fabrics. If I'm lucky enough to win, I'd like the vintage thread pack. Thanks for the giveaway.

JoyceLM said...

I'm a new follower. Thanks for the great giveaway (vintage thread pack if you choose me, yea!).

Maria Kievit said...

Usually use multi coloured strands of lights, but have a lot of blue decorations for the tree and around the house. Probably not traditional, but love the colour blue. Colour thread selection is probably vintage. Thanks for the chance to win.

Lindsay Conner said...

I love the vintage colors--so fun! I also love to just finish a project without having to run out for thread. :)

Michelle Olsen said...

I definitely go for brights, but I was given the most amazing vintage Christmas fabrics and am making a quilt with them now (just got all the pieces for the 20 sampler blocks cut & organized), so I'd love the vintage threads.

Michelle Olsen said...

I became a follower :) (and subscribed thru RSS Google Reader)

erica said...

I like both bright and traditional. I would like the vintage threads

Martina said...

I think I like both! It always depends on my mood probably. Would love to win the neutral threads. They are good for anything and this is so handy.

Martina said...

I am a new follower.

Jody said...

I love them both but tend to use the vintage colors more. For decorating, bright.

Mommarock said...

I think I sew more with brights.. but they are both so awesome it is hard to choose.

Mommarock said...

I am a follower.

Monica said...

I'm a traditional fabric kinda girl when it comes to Christmas. I want colors that are warm and cozy feeling. As for the threads, I'd choose the neutral threads. Thank you for the chance to win.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Oh i am not help i think both look great...lol As for the threads i would be happy with either..lol

LethargicLass said...

For Christmas I prefer bright... but for the thread I prefer the vintage as I have no colour threads LOL

LethargicLass said...

I am a new follower :)

Donah said...

I really like bright colors with vintage threads.

Kathy said...

I like traditional Christmas lights. If I won, I would love the neutrals. Happy holidays. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway.

Janine said...

I prefer brights and the vintage colourd thread :)

Janine said...

I'm a follower :)

Debra said...

White light and vintage threads!

Debra said...

New follower here!

conny's quilts said...

I am a new follower

conny's quilts said...

I always used to work with bright colors, and I still love them. But last years I prefer reproduction fabrics as much as well, for my dear Jane and home sweet home (blackbird design) for example.
Loveley give away you have here, thank you, I like to give it a change. I love your vintage treads!
I am in the bloghop party as a participant as well, so you might visit my blog and maybe join my give away too,

M-R said...

Hmmm, I like both but probably lean towards brights. As for thread colour, I'd love the traditional please. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sunnybec said...

Either. I would love to try these as Connecting Threads wont ship internationally. Thanks for the chance.

emmy said...

Thank you for the giveaway. Would love to win the neutral set. We have a small tree with white lights and colorful decorations.

emmy said...

I am now a follower.

teachpany said...

Hi. I love multicolor lights, and more traditional colors like rich reds and greens, creams and golds in my fabrics, but also love blue and white and snowflakes. I would love the traditional colors of threads, though. Thanks for the giveaway, and LOVE your ornaments. Merry Christmas!

Linda V said...

I prefer traditional Christmas colors. I would love Vintage colored threads if I should win. Thanks for the giveaway!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Linda V said...

I am a new follower! Thanks for the giveaway!
Linda
http://homesweetquiltinghome.blogspot.com/

Jessica said...

Great post! I think for thread, I would prefer traditional, but I love bright colors more as a whole.

Jessica said...

I am a new follower!

Joann said...

I am a new follower! I like both and have both in my home, the smaller tree is usually just red lights but I have been influenced by fabric colours this year so I will have multicoloured lights and red, apple green and turquoise decorations on it - the big tree will be more traditional! I think with what I have in the works the neutral thread would be more of use to me - Thanks for the giveaway!

Jsoosay said...

I'm a follower!

Jsoosay said...

I like all colors. Sometimes I like brights and sometimes I'm a little more traditional. It kind of depends on my mood. I would want the vintage thread because I am such a color addict.

Lesley said...

I love traditional colors and love the vintage threads! Thanks for the chance to win...I always need thread and this looks great!

Heather said...

I tend to go for the traditional colors cause they go with my decor but I am loving some of the new bright combos. Wish I had grandkids so I could use those fun fabrics in kids Christmas quilts. Hopefully someday soon. I'd go for the neutral threads.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I'm very, very traditional. Maybe it's my age :) but I love vintage anything. And I'm totally into all white lights on a Christmas tree and on the mantle and on the house and on anything not moving! blessings, marlene

Jennifer said...

I like the brights, and i'm more of a neutrals threads

Jennifer said...

im a follower

Sheila said...

I love traditional for Christmas ,I do like a tree with allwhitelights buy not my hubby.

rvquilter said...

Bright lights...but would love the neutral thread.

annmarie said...

I love bright & colorful. I just started embroidering again - it is so relaxing. I'd prefer the vintage colors if I win by either is fine. Thanks for the chance.

elizabethdee said...

I love bright colors but would rather work with traditional, and while i like the vintage palette very very much, I would rather work with neutrals. Hmm, I am sounding very conservative! Anyway, thank you for a great giveaway.

Catskill Quilter said...

I like more traditional Christmas fabric colors. I prefer the vintage thread colors -- love this thread!

Catskill Quilter said...

I am a new follower!

Janet said...

I love lots of colour and am really attracted to the new colours that are out in Christmas lights. I would love to win the neutral thread pack. Thanks for a chance.

Carrie P. said...

I really like both traditional and brights. It just depends on what I am making.
I like either thread kit. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Carrie P. said...

I am now a new follower.

JustPam said...

I like both. I like the variety. I would like the vintage threads if I were to win.

JustPam said...

I am a new follower

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

I like multi with some whites added in! I like the neutral thread colors. Thanks!

@pril said...

I like to sew with bright colors. I like the bundle that has the blue & purple.

Michelle said...

I like traditional and would love the neutral set.

KOcanQuilt said...

I love brights, and I would be grateful for either pack of thread. I pray you have a blessed Christmas.

Tracey Rampling (The Peony Teacup) said...

I love the brights and would love to win the vintage thread set...

Our tree is very eclectic atm - I used to collect red/gold decorations before I had children, now that I have a 3 & 5 year old we have an increasing collection of homemade & photo decorations and I've also "inherited" a lot of decorations from my aunt and my mum when they downsized to smaller trees.

I think I will need to sit down after Christmas and have a bit or a sort through and organise the decorations.. there are a few that I think I can probably cull now that I have quite the collection! I do love home made decorations though - there's something super special about the sentiment they invoke when you hang them.

Our lights are plain white, but have pretty swirly star shaped plastic lanterny covers that look really gorgeous.

beaquilter said...

I'm a new follower

beaquilter said...

I like bright colors, and I think too for christmas stuff, but then again I sometimes go more traditional for christmas quilts. the last two christmas quilts I made were a table runner that was a modern pattern but a traditional fabric, another large lap quilt was more of a traditional pattern but with new more modern fabrics..... and for my tree, well we have TWO, the large one(both fake- GASP!) has white lights and the kids decorated that with their decorations, the smaller one was prelit with colored lights, which I don't prefer, but oh well, and then I just used gold and red ornaments on it.... so... as you can see I go both ways. for most quilts I love BRIGHTS.... the threads, hmm I would use these for piecing I think, maybe machine applique too, so the brighter one is more functional I guess, but for piecing the neutral is great....if I win, you PICK!

hueisei said...

I more prefer traditional..and I loves vintage :)

hueisei said...

New follower!
Thx for the chance to win ^^v

Ella said...

Definitely brights...and I prefer the neutrals. Thanks for a chance to win!

Marcia B said...

I prefer white lights. I have such a variety of ornaments that it's nice for the lights to be calm; since the ornaments are so very varied!!! lol
I have several spools of neutral colored threads right now, so I would prefer the set of vintage colored threads. Thanks for offering such wonderful prizes! You are so very kind! :)

Quiltin' Sandy said...

I prefer Traditional decorating. If I am a lucky winner, I would prefer the neutrals.
Merry Xmas! Sandy. :)

Meredith said...

I like traditional; and I would love the Vintage threads. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kristy QP said...

I like brights! But for threads, the neutral set looks lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kristy QP said...

I'm a new follower :) the "today's psalm" was one I have had in mind all day :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love CT threads - more of a traditional set would fill in the thread box as I seem to have an abundance of brights. Love your give away.

Jenny said...

i am traditional and share your thoughts on having thread ready to go! i like either prize package, thank you for a chance.

Paula said...

It depends on the mood I'm in but most of the time traditional is more my type. I'd love to win the neutral thread kit; thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Paula said...

I'm a new follower
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

LynCC said...

I like traditional and some brighters. (LOVE that stack you've got up there!!!) I don't go for the Christmas trends in pinks or 70s-reminiscent olives. But I do love some blue thrown in!

Joanie's Quilts said...

I like both traditional and brights! I have both white and color lights. Each year is a different mood so I am ready. I have been thinking about putting up two trees.

I like the neutral shades! I have heard such good reports about Connecting Threads. Such a nice giveaway! Thank you for the chance to win!

Joanie's Quilts said...

I am a new follower. Invitation to consider, come by my blog and join. I have signed up for the Free Motion Quilting 2012 Challenge too. I am sooo looking forward to it!

Lisa Marie said...

I like bright colors but I would choose the vintage threads because they look like colors that I don't have so they would add variety to my thread stash.

karenfae said...

I love white lights on my tree and I would use the neutral threads more - I love the Essential Threads.
Karen

Gwen said...

I usually go for the traditional Christmas themes, and I would love to win the neutral threads.

JCnNC said...

Neutral threads and I love the white twinkly lights (they came on the white tree) and thank you for this wonderful giveaway. Judy C

JCnNC said...

I have become a follower. Judy C in NC

mtnquiltr said...

Neutral threads suit me best. I love the brights, multicolor lights on the tree and bright tabletoppers.

mtnquiltr said...

I'm a follower.

Missy said...

I love brights! And would love the neutral threads

Grandma M said...

My preference leans to the more traditional. I also prefer the neytral pack of thread. Thanks for the generous give away.

LeAnne said...

I definitely prefer brights. I'd want the neutral threads.

valerie boudier said...

When I make Christmas patchwork I usually use traditional colours. I would like the neutral threads. valerie(dot)boudier(at)ntlworld(dot)com

Bright Angel said...

I am a follower! Thank you for the chance to win. :)

Bright Angel said...

I usually prefer traditional colors in my sewing, but depending on the project will use brights as well. I would love to win the vintage kit. Thank you for the great giveaway and chance to win. :)

bohemiannie! art said...

I love brights! And vintage!

Kathy H said...

I prefer traditional colors but are starting to like the brights. It takes me a while to like something new I guess. I would pick the vintage colors of thread.

Kathy H said...

I am a new follower and look forward to reading your posts.

Charity said...

I am a follower. I love multicolored lights on the tree.

Purl Buttons said...

I like white lights and bright 50's and 60's Christmas colors. I would prefer the neutral threads.

Rochelle said...

Brights... always the brights. And my fabric stash reflects that.

Maria said...

I´m a bright girl!!! But I have all kinds of fabrics in my stash!

Jo said...

I like brights much better! I think I would prefer the neutral threads.

Jo said...

I follow with GFC

Anonymous said...

I prefer brights for Christmas; it makes the season so much more festive! If I'm a winner I would prefer the neutral threads but if there is a tie I'll take either!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Katina
kjkoukla(athotmail...

sandrascraftcorner said...

Normally I prefer brights. However I would choose the neutral thread kit as I will be making a queen quilt in browns to beiges very soon.

Deb said...

Bright fabrics and vintage thread - an unusual combination?

Mhairi said...

I love the vintage set of threads but I love brights more than traditional colours in my patchworking and sewing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I like the traditionals....and I love the vintage threads...thank you for this

Gwen said...

I don't think that I really have a favorite -- I love both the traditional colors *and* the newer bright ones.... Actually my "favorite" things frequently change-- thus my very eclectic style.. :-) I'd be thrilled to win *either* thread pack-- what a wonderful prize!! Thank you so much for the chance to win! :-)

Lise said...

I'm a new follower and love both of them package..wow.. I love suprises..thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway..

karamino said...

I prefer traditional colours and I love the vintage set of threads, thank you!

karamino said...

I'm a new follower!

Melinda said...

I love bright colors and would like the neutral threads - not a vintage person.

Leanne said...

I live in the mountains and to me there is nothing like a snow covered tree decorated in all red lights! I would love the vintage threads....

jmniffer said...

At Christmas I am all about the red's and green's so would like the neutral threads. Thanks so much for the chance.

jmniffer said...

I am a Medowbrook follower. I prefer the neutral threads. Thanks for the opportunity.

LouJoi said...

I preferr neutral theads

Needled Mom said...

We are tradionalist here. I would prefer the neutral threads.

Needled Mom said...

I am your newest follower.

Connie said...

We are traditional here, I would love either package of threads but do love the neutral. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Connie said...

I am a new follower.

Mary said...

I love the traditional colors of Christmas. Thank you for the chance at the giveaway.

harrispen said...

I like the vintage colors.

Mom C said...

I'm eclectic. I like it all. I have a white light tree but until I bought this artificial one we had a real tree with the big, multicolored lights. It was very traditional. This one sparkles. I just like lights. The like the vintage set of thread. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mom C said...

I signed up to follow. Thanks.

Sallie said...

bright fabrics/neutral threads. Thanks for the giveaway! Merry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love all kinds of colors, but am in need of the neutral threads. Fantastic giveaway!!!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm already a follower.

Jen said...

I love both traditional and brights! I love modern and traditional too ;) so I wouldbe ecstatic to win either pack. Thanks so much for the chance!

piecinglight said...

Bright fabrics, and vintage threads. I have a little tree, radiata pine, and white lights among very colourful glass decorations & bird decorations.

Cherise said...

Hello! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway! I prefer brights and would love the neutral threads. I prefer trees with all white lights but then I add a string of large colored bulbs up the center of the tree trunk. It adds just the perfect touch! :)

Cherise said...

I'm a new follower! Happy Holidays! :)

Carla G said...

I like the bright colors and the vintage threads would be my choice. And I always put mulitcolored lights on my tree. Thanks for a chance to win this great thread! :)

Carla G said...

I'm a new follower of your blog! Thanks for a second chance to win! :)

Vickie and Chris said...

Thanks for a chance to win something, I like bright lights as it goes with our hot Christmas time. But love traditional decorations. Either thread pack would be wonderful to win

Anonymous said...

I like to decorate my tree with multi-colored lights, but I love traditional decorations. And I love the reds and greens in my sewing projects. If I win, I would love to have the vintage thread. (Big fan of Connecting Threads). Thank you so much for this great giveaway.Joyce--ccarter13@windstream.net

Kiera said...

I'm a new follower!

Kiera said...

I think I like the brights!

Lisa Cox said...

New follower here

Lisa Cox said...

I prefer the traditional colors for Christmas.
I'd really love the vintage colored thread

Anne said...

I prefer traditional and would choose the neutral pack of threads.

Anne said...

Follower.

James-Linda said...

HAPPILY FOLLOWING YOU!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

James-Linda said...

I'D LIKE THE TRADITIONAL+THE BRIGHTS! WHATEVER I WON I WOULD BE VERY PLEASED WITH>THANKS!

ANGIE said...

I like the brights but more neutral threads. Thanks for sharing!

Dianne Giles said...

With all the christmas colours everywhere I have a feeling of expectation and excitement - Christmas is nearly here! I would love the neutral threads please. Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win, Dianne

Dianne Giles said...

I am a follower! I would be happy with any threads! Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Lee D said...

I prefer traditional colours mostly. I would love the vintage coloured thread bundle. Your right having thread in the house to choose from makes project work so much easier

Kylie said...

I like brights and would love to win the vintage set. Thank you for the lovely giveaway. kcarlson1152[at]hotmail.com

Kylie said...

I'm a GFC follower- kylie c.

Dix said...

new follower. thank you.

Dix said...

Prefer traditional and vintage. Good match right?

Jen said...

Oh I would love the vintage thread pack. I usually like brights when it comes to anything, but Christmas I am perfectly ok with the muted golds and reds. Since Christmas is filled with traditions it just seems appropriate sometimes!

Tamsyn said...

I am a new follower. Tamsyn

Tamsyn said...

I prefer the Christmas brights and would love to win the neutral threads. Thank you.

Marissa said...

I always tend to lean towards the bright colors. If it was up to me I would choose the vintage thread pack. I like to use bright colors!

NM_Creatrix said...

Brights, and Neutral

Tina said...

Ilove both traditionals and brights. Just depends on my mood. I prefer the vintage threads. Connecting threads is my favorite cotton thread. Thank you for the chance to win them.

Tina said...

I am a new follower. Merry Christmas!

Jeanne said...

I am a new follower #90 Hop over to Missouri and enter my blog giveaways

Jeanne said...

Definitely traditional and vintage thank you

Sue Daurio said...

I'm a new follower I love brights!!

Sue Daurio said...

but as far as thread goes, I'm more of a neutrals kinda girl.

Nanbon44 said...

I am a traditional type person so that is the style for me and vintage colors... one day I might get bold for me but for now I send the brights to the girls for their holiday decorating...

Sandra :) said...

I love shopping @ Connecting Threads - their shipping to Canada is reasonable, and I love their thread - I have royal blue in my Singer 411 right now, working on Christmas gifts, lol. I like fun multi-coloured lights, bright fabrics, and could put either of those colour ranges to good use, but I think I would lean towards the vintage colours :) Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

quiltmom said...

I love the Connecting Threads site and I have bought from them a few times. I never have enough traditional threads - Thanks for the chance to win such nice threads.
Regards from Western Canada,
Anna

Kathy MacKie said...

I'm a new follower.

Kathy MacKie said...

I like traditional and would prefer neutral, thanks.

Dulce said...

I like traditional colors for Christmas: red and green.
I would like the vintage threads.

Regards from Spain

Kamila said...

The neutral kit is perfect for the project I have on my mind :) I think I like traditional, but sometimes I long for something else ;)

sweatereyes said...

I like bright and colourful, and I prefer the vintage threads.
sweatereyes.hotmail.co.uk

SewLindaAnn said...

I like traditional and bright actually, but for long term neutral is more my style. I have never tried Connecting Threads before and now am curious. Either pack would be great, but if I had to choose 1 I guess it would be the neutrals so I could see how it is for piecing.

Sewnuts said...

Am now a follower - great blog!

Sewnuts said...

I like the neutral thread collection - thanks!

Mamabill said...

I can always use more neutrals. Love this thread. I like all the traditional colors on my tree. They are all in my head, so why not on the tree.

Mamabill said...

I'm a new follower.

Desi @ Wee Share said...

I like brights and I LOVE both thread kits :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Desi @ Wee Share said...

new blog follower

Desi
weeshareblog@gmail.com

Quilting "b" said...

I like traditional and vintage. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway and between you and me. I would listen to Christmas carols at the end of August. I love everything about Christmas. Have a wonderful Holiday

Quilting "b" said...

I am a new follower

Diane Wild said...

I like the traditional colors with multicolored lights on the tree. And, this is the kind of thread I use all the time. I hope I win either one. Thank you for the great giveaway.

Kari said...

I like more traditional colors with a few brights for effect. I like both treads so either is fine with me! Happy Holidays!
kario66@hotmail.com

Pippa Parsons said...

I like brights but either thread would be fantastic :)

Quiltaholic said...

I prefer traditional and would love the vintage package!

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